Sunday 28 May 2017

Why You Need to Start Journaling Now

There is something so magical about putting pen to paper. It's a form of meditation, communicating with your soul and dare I say even the Source Energy, Universe and/or God. 

I find journaling incredibly therapeutic and I have been journaling every single day for a few months now. I use 2 notebooks to journal. One is a Plain Jane notebook which is for my general thoughts. And then I have a beautiful Liberty London notebook dedicated to gratitude; because gratitude deserves its own notebook. It is the Bomb Dot Com. 

I journal at least once a day sometimes even twice, usually first thing in the morning and then last thing before bed. 

My general journal is filled with my thoughts - good ones and bad, my dreams, anything thought provoking that I come across or just how I feel on a day to day basis. When I am looking for answers I will write that down. When I am looking for help I will write that down. And if you pay close attention, answers & help are delivered to you within days if not hours of your request! I also must credit Tim Ferriss' work as that has sparked my passion for journaling. If you are not familiar with Tim Ferriss, I highly recommend you check him out! I also listen to podcasts and/or audiobooks and take notes obsessively.

The notebook of gratitude is fairly simple. I write "I am grateful for... 28/05/17" and I simply make a list of things I am grateful for on that day. Writing makes it easier for you to genuinely start feeling grateful. You are solidifying your gratitude, you are bringing it to life by writing it down!  

I have to say that it's not quite the same when you type on your laptop or when you take notes on your phone. The act of using your hand & fingers, holding a pen and writing on a piece of paper is the real deal. Old school is the way to do this. I don't know the scientific explanation behind this, if at all there is an explanation.

To sum it all up here are reasons why I love journaling- 
  • A great way to self coach when you are feeling stressed, depressed, anxious sad or angry 
  • It's almost like organising your haphazard thoughts and is very therapeutic 
  • Journaling dreams is a great way to remember your dreams as well as seeing any patterns in your dreams and what your dreams might be trying to communicate with you
  • Writing down things that you are grateful for activates gratitude and makes you happy 
  • It's a way of becoming more self aware and getting to know yourself better
  • Of course writing down your goals and vision helps massively in achieving them 
  • Writing down what you want activates the law of attraction to work in your favour and you are able to manifest quickly and effectively 
  • The practise of writing daily helps you being a better writer and an effective communicator 
Let me know if you have a practise of journaling and what are your experiences with journaling? I would love to hear from you. 


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